Anyone know of a PCOS specialist in Hampshire?

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Anyone know of a PCOS specialist in Hampshire?

Postby KatieCat » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:40 pm

Hello all
I've been away from the discussion board for a few years, had a bit of a rough time but now incredibly happy with new partner and getting married in May. I'm seeing my GP on Wednesday, a follow up after bloods taken (thus is a new gp). I fell pregnant completely by surprise in October last year but miscarried at 6 1/2 weeks. My GP has said he doesn't think there is any point referring me to a specialist as I have been pregnant therefore he thinks it will happen again. I want to fight to be referred though as we really want to get pregnant again, and I've not ovulated since the miscarriage. Does anyone know of a good gynae in Hampshire I can ask to be referred to? Alternatively we would consider consulting privately if anyone can recommend somewhere good.
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Re: Anyone know of a PCOS specialist in Hampshire?

Postby Hols969 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:31 pm

Is it pcos or fertility though as they are different specialists?
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Re: Anyone know of a PCOS specialist in Hampshire?

Postby KatieCat » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:06 pm

That is a good point Hols, I am primarily after help with fertility but I just assumed a pcos specialist would be the best, I think because my GP seemed to have no clue about pcos and I didn't want the same experience with the fertility specialist. If anyone knows of either who are good in the Hampshire area I would love to know!
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Re: Anyone know of a PCOS specialist in Hampshire?

Postby Hols969 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:58 am

Im not entirely sure a endocrinologist would be the best bet to be honest. Do you know how much you are ovulating, the whole thing with pcos is we can be a bit hit and miss with ovulation so you may have just been very lucky to have got pregnant then, if you are charting then I would say you haven't ovulated since then. Remember also GP's don't know much about PCOS so you may have to tell them and say you want to be referred to fertility, it is a known fertility issue so I would push for it. Yes you may conceive naturally but you may not again and need further assistance or having your tubes looked at etc. Fertility would be able to help with ovulation etc so I would opt for fertility rather than an endocrinologist.
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Re: Anyone know of a PCOS specialist in Hampshire?

Postby KatieCat » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:55 pm

Thank you so much Hols, that was super helpful. I saw my GP today and have got a referral :) my bloods were all fine and hormones normal but my ovaries were covered in follicles when I was scanned in November. Thanks again, this is such a great forum!!
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Re: Anyone know of a PCOS specialist in Hampshire?

Postby Hols969 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:26 am

That's great news.
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